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Shannon Weidemann

Brooksville Man Dies in Hit and Run Accident

A man was killed in a hit and run accident after being struck by a car in Brooksville. The pedestrian accident happened early Monday morning. The victim was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa where he later died. The driver of the car that hit the victim left the scene of the accident. The driver of the car, Jason Morgan Blair, 29, of Brooksville, faces a felony charge of leaving the…

Shannon Weidemann

Plant City Train Accident Injures Pedestrian

Two pedestrians were injured in two seperated incidents about 15 hours apart from each other in Plant City. Both men were hit by trains. The pedestrian accidents happened on Thursday.In the first acciden two men were walking west on the CSX tracks west of Waller Street, not far from Wheeler Street, when a train hauling chemicals approached, police said. Raymond was able to get out of the way…

Joseph H. Saunders

Hillsborough County to Get Red Light Cameras at Major Intersections

The Hillsborough County Commission voted unanimously last evening to obtaining cameras at major intersections throughout the county. Advocates of the red light cameras say that the cameras save lives and deter would be red-light runners. The statistics show there’s a problem in Tampa Bay with motorists running red lights. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s issued 3,784 red light citations last…

Joseph H. Saunders

Deputy Carlton Turner is a Hero in I-4 Auto Pileup

Deputy Sheriff Carlton Turner is a hero. He was the first to respond to the horrific multiple vehicle crash on I-4. His vehicle was rear ended before he had a chance to get out of his patrol car yet he tried to save others in the midst of chaos and confusion. He found himself in the midst of a situation that was life threatening and he thought of others. He tried to save other motorists…

Jenny Albano

Motorcycle and SUV Collision Kills 2 on Deadly U.S. 19

A motorcycle and a SVU collided on the morning of January 7, killing the driver of both vehicles. The motorcycle ran into the SUV on U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor and then burst into flames. Witnesses said the motorcycle was going over 100 mph when it hit the 1994 Chevrolet Suburban that was turning in front of it.Since both of the vehicles went up inflames the bodies of the drivers are…

Joseph H. Saunders

I-4 Car Crash Involves More Than 50 Vehicles

An early morning car crash on I-4 in Polk County involved more 50 vehicles and at this point, an undetermined number of crash fatalities. The crash occurred as a result of heavy fog combined with a controlled burn that got out of control. The hazardous combination of fog and smoke from the fire reduced visibility to zero. I wonder why Interstate 4 wasn’t closed down prior to the crash. …

Joseph H. Saunders

Rash of Auto Crashes Ring in Tampa Bay New Year

Unfortunately, the Tampa Bay area was home to many auto crashes over the holiday weekend. Some of the car crashes to be fatal. In spite of increased police patrols on Tampa Bay roadways, the incidents of DUIs and serious car crashes continued unabated. In Oldsmar, a 39 year old Palm Harbor man was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle. The name of the decedent has not been released…

Shannon Weidemann

Man Crushed in Tampa Car Accident

A man was killed in a car accident in Tampa on Sunday. A man was working on his van while it was parked in a driveway of a residence. He placed the car in reverse and it hit the car that was parked behind the van, which then struck the victim. The victim was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital, authorities said. The death appears to be accidental, deputies said.The two men both lived in…

Jenny Albano

Nine Year-Old Killed in Float Accident in Plant City

A nine-year old boy was killed after he was run over by a float in the Plant City Christmas parade on Friday night, December 7. Apparently, the float accident occurred near the end of the parade route. The boy, who has not been identified to the press, was walking on the parade route handing out candy for the Greater Heights Worship Center float. He went back to the float to grab more candy…

Shannon Weidemann

Pedestrian Accident Injures Woman in Syracuse

A 20-year-old woman in Syracuse was hit by a car on Sunday afternoon. The pedestrian accident happened at Midland Ave. and W. Brighton Ave. The victim was crossing Midland Ave when she was hit by a minivan. There is a light at the intersection and police are trying to determine who had the right of way at the time of the crash.The victim was taken to a local hosptial to be treated for…